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As readers know, America’s most celebrated “helpful place” is under new ownership in Old Town Alexandria. The new store owners of Old Town Ace, located at 809 S Washington Street will bring the company’s unique blend of personal, knowledgeable and helpful service paired with quality home maintenance expertise and products to Alexandria residents.
Old Town Ace is the tenth store opened by local residents and owners Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman. Schaefer intends to bring new life to the store by specifically catering to the needs and interests of their neighbors in the Alexandria community, including solutions to everyday home maintenance needs, as well as an extensive array of high quality products in categories such as paint, and lawn and garden. “Our mission is to provide customers with the neighborly advice and assistance they have come to expect from Ace,” says Schaefer, the new owner of Old Town Ace. “We look forward to becoming a helpful and valuable neighbor to the community, both inside and outside the walls of our store.”
The 8000 square foot store is packed with thousands of essential products and supplies, including some of the most respected brand names and best-selling items to help people take care of their homes. Key product offerings include paint, lawn and garden, hardware, electrical, plumbing, automotive and home décor. The grand opening festivities will include a re-opening party with a big sale, snacks, and giveaways.
To learn more about the store’s grand opening and celebratory event, customers can join the store’s Founding Members email list by sending a message to email@example.com. Be sure to ‘Like’ them on Facebook at this link.
Old Town Ace Hardware Store Information:
- Store Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Address & Phone: 809 S Washington St. Alexandria, VA (703) 879-0475
- Store Management: Nate Duncan Store Manager; Mark Tantillo Assistant Manager
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Your plans for this weekend (May 29-31, 2015) in Alexandria, Virginia include these events:
Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of May 29-31 with track work and service adjustments on five of six rail lines beginning at 10:00 PM Friday (5/29) and continuing through system closing on Sunday.
This weekend, Yellow Line trains will operate regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten. Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Avenue stations; buses will replace trains at Greenbelt Station. Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 26 minutes and Red Line trains will operate every 10-20 minutes (see below for details).
Metro Transit Police (MTPD) detectives this week arrested Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman (aka Kidd Cole) on charges of making terrorist threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the Washington, D.C., area.
Stone-Coleman was arrested by MTPD officers and detectives Wednesday morning at his residence in the 1600 block of Fort Davis Place, SE, in Washington, D.C.
According to the Criminal Complaint in United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Stone-Coleman is alleged to have “knowingly [conveyed] false information concerning an attempt or alleged attempt to engage in terrorist attacks or other violence against mass transportation systems,” in violation of 18 U.S.C. § (a)(9).
Here’s the latest Alexandria Virginia crime report. These are incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department and published in the weekly Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra.
REMINDER: You can track these crimes yourself using the new RAIDSOnline.com database. You can also view the crime map 24/7 through this link.